Kevin Bacon: Strategy Consultant, Revelator & Technology & Strategy Consultant, PRS For Music
Member of the Comsat Angels he recorded 9 albums in 10 years from 1980 to 1990 released on Polydor, Jive / BMG and Island. It was during the latter period that a dialog with Chris Blackwell led to the building of Axis Studios in Sheffield, which became the hub of creativity leading not only to Brit and Grammy award winning albums but also artist development and the formation of publishing and record companies. Production credits include David Bowie, Ian Brown, Sugababes, Lighthouse Family, Ian Brown amongst many many more.
In 2004 Kevin formed AWAL (Artists Without A Label) alongside Denzyl Feigelson. A groundbreaking digital music platform for all and very artist based upon an artist friendly contract never seen before. With modest ambitions it grew rapidly however following the first release by the Arctic Monkeys. By the time AWAL was acquired by Kobalt in 2011 it over 3,500 clients, 6,500 artists, 300,000 tracks - including Radiohead.
In 2008 Buzzdeck was launched - the first dedicated music analytics tool featuring sales and social media giving artists access to iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Digital sales alongside almost every social statistic available. Buzzdeck was acquired by Federation X in 2014.
Dedicated to learning and solving - growing capabilities and connections.
Most recently founded Mutual Co-ordinate, a technology development and strategy company focussing on the ‘why’ rather than the ‘what’ with a broad range of clients fromYouTube to the PRS and a rapidly growing technology and creative IP base.